April 27, 1993
Companies listed alphabetically with their rankings on The Times 100, Sales 100, Market Value 100, Growth 100 and Employer 100 lists. Mrkt Times Sales Value Grwth Emply Company 100 100 100 100 100 20th Century Industries 31 79 50 3Com Corp. 71 41 ADAC Laboratories 47 84 ALZA Corp. 33 16 AST Research Inc. 36 72 38 93 Acuson Corp. 48 Adaptec Inc. 50 96 5 Adia Services Inc. 89 Adobe Systems Inc. 16 74 Advanced Marketing 77 Advanced Micro Devices 24 57 39 76 51 Allergan Inc.
June 7, 1987 |
More than half of California's top companies are headquartered in Los Angeles and Orange counties. These companies are listed in all categories in the 1987 Roster: industrials; financial institutions, including banks, savings and loans and holding companies; insurance, including life and fire and casualty; merchandising firms; transportation firms; and utilities. They employ over 446,300 persons in California and 1.3 million persons worldwide.
May 18, 1992 |
Price Co. knows a lot about bargains. After all, the San Diego-based retail chain has made its mark by selling name-brand goods at rock-bottom prices. And the company's shareholders also are getting a good deal. Price Co.'s performance--based on an analysis of stock price appreciation and dividends paid to shareholders--ranks it among the top third of California's biggest 100 companies, according to the Los Angeles Times' annual survey of corporate performance and pay.
April 28, 1992 |
Consider the overweight marathoner who has just performed poorly in a race. Faced with an even more arduous course in the future, a determined athlete would slim down to prepare. That's just what many of Los Angeles County's largest companies began doing in 1990 when faced with the onset of recession. Thus, although the recession deepened in 1991--making the run even more difficult--more county firms were better prepared for the financial race. The results were remarkable.
April 26, 1994 |
TECHNOLOGY STOCKS are in, utility and financial stocks are out. Or maybe it's the other way around. On Wall Street, judging what's in and what's out is a relatively simple exercise, of course: Just look at the trend in stock prices. That's what our Market Value 100 listing essentially does for the biggest California companies. A company's market value is its stock price times the number of shares outstanding.